John Peacock: Will the Real Buddha Please Stand Up?

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Re: John Peacock: Will the Real Buddha Please Stand Up?

Post by sphairos » Wed Dec 31, 2014 10:56 pm

Mkoll wrote:
sphairos wrote:Dear Mkoll,

one must fully develop the Noble Eightfold Path.

Or do you disagree?

And to do this one must get rid of any views ;)
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Re: John Peacock: Will the Real Buddha Please Stand Up?

Post by Mkoll » Wed Dec 31, 2014 11:11 pm

sphairos wrote:
Mkoll wrote:
sphairos wrote:Dear Mkoll,

one must fully develop the Noble Eightfold Path.

Or do you disagree?

And to do this one must get rid of any views ;)
And how does one do that?
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Re: John Peacock: Will the Real Buddha Please Stand Up?

Post by sphairos » Wed Dec 31, 2014 11:34 pm

That's the trick. ;)
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Re: John Peacock: Will the Real Buddha Please Stand Up?

Post by Mkoll » Wed Dec 31, 2014 11:40 pm

Yet again...

Is that supposed to be an answer to a "how" question?
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Re: John Peacock: Will the Real Buddha Please Stand Up?

Post by mikenz66 » Thu Jan 01, 2015 12:23 am

:focus:
Dozens of off topic posts will be split off this topic when I have time. Please respect the guidelibes if the Early Buddhism section.

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Re: John Peacock: Will the Real Buddha Please Stand Up?

Post by sphairos » Sat Jan 03, 2015 4:06 pm

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sphairos wrote:Dear Sylvester,

There is no problem at all. "uttaritara" is of course a comparative of "uttara". So: "he knows what's higher" ("transcend" means "be superior or better than some standard"). That means that he transcends what is lower. There is really no problem, just possible word-choices for the same meaning. That "transcends" etc. is perfectly justified he proves masterfully throughout his book and articles. But it's not Fuller alone. Many scholars and Buddhist teachers have roughly the same "views" on this. :)
Hi sphairos

... Does the text actually support Fuller in saying that view/diṭṭhi is transcended or to be transcended? Actually, this is one of the most common mistakes made in reading DN 1.
Haha :D

Yes, it does. Excuse me, but you don't really possess the required expertise to discuss such subjects.
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Re: John Peacock: Will the Real Buddha Please Stand Up?

Post by Sylvester » Sun Jan 04, 2015 12:28 am

:woohoo:

An ad hominem is all you can muster?

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Re: John Peacock: Will the Real Buddha Please Stand Up?

Post by sphairos » Sun Jan 04, 2015 2:24 am

Ιτ's my expert opinion :roll:
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Re: John Peacock: Will the Real Buddha Please Stand Up?

Post by Reductor » Sun Jan 04, 2015 6:27 am

sphairos wrote:Ιτ's my expert opinion :roll:
If you have some credentials, please do list them. As it is now, you're coming off as an ass.

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